Economic News Release

Work Experience of the Population (Annual) News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, December 16, 2014 			USDL-14-2247

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		WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2013


A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics reported today. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional
population age 16 and over who worked at some time during 2013 was 63.5 percent,
little different from 63.8 percent in 2012. The number of persons who experienced
some unemployment during 2013 decreased by 1.5 million to 20.9 million.

These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and Economic 
Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly
survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The ASEC collects information on employment and unemployment experienced during
the prior calendar year. Additional information about the CPS and the ASEC, including
concepts and definitions, is provided in the Technical Note.

Highlights from the 2013 data:

•	The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round in 2013 was 66.9
	percent, up from 65.5 percent the prior year. (See table 1.)
•	The "work-experience unemployment rate"--defined as the number of persons
	unemployed at some time during the year as a proportion of the number of
	persons who worked or looked for work during the year--fell by 1.0 percentage
	point over the year to 12.9 percent in 2013. (See table 3.)
•	About 4.8 million individuals looked for a job but did not work at all in
	2013, down from 5.5 million in 2012. (See table 3.)

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|	   Reduced sample for 2013 work experience estimates		   |
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|  The 2013 data in this news release are based on fewer sample responses  |
|  than in recent years. Work experience data for calendar year 2013 were  |
|  collected in the 2014 Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to   |
|  the Current Population Survey (CPS). Approximately three-eighths of the |
|  2014 CPS ASEC sample was used to test redesigned questions on income    |
|  and health insurance coverage; this portion of the sample was not used  |
|  to generate estimates in this news release.				   |
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Persons with Employment

The proportion of men who worked during 2013 was 69.2 percent, and the proportion of
women who worked during the year was 58.2 percent. These proportions were little
changed from 2012. (See table 1.)

Similarly, the proportions of whites (64.3 percent), blacks (58.8 percent), Asians
(63.4 percent), and Hispanics (64.4 percent) who worked at some time during 2013 were
little changed from the prior year. (See table 2.)  

Although the proportion having work experience during 2013 was little changed from a
year earlier, those who did work were more likely to work full time and more likely
to work year round.  Among those with work experience during 2013, 79.0 percent
usually worked full time, up from 78.4 percent in 2012. Men continued to be more
likely to work full time during the year (85.5 percent) than women (71.8 percent).
The proportion of employed men working full time rose over the year, while the
proportion of women working full time changed little. (See table 1.)

Of the total who worked during 2013, 77.8 percent were employed year round (working
50 to 52 weeks, either full or part time), up by 1.1 percentage points from 2012. The
percentage of men working year round increased by 1.3 percentage points to 79.8
percent in 2013, while the percentage of women employed year round rose by 1.1
percentage points to 75.7 percent.

Persons with Unemployment

Overall, 161.8 million persons worked or looked for work at some time in 2013. Of
those, 20.9 million experienced some unemployment during the year, 1.5 million fewer
than in 2012. (See table 3.)

The work-experience unemployment rate (those looking for work during the year as a
percent of those who worked or looked for work during the year) continued to decline.
At 12.9 percent in 2013, the work-experience unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage
point lower than in 2012. The 2013 work-experience unemployment rates for whites
(12.1 percent), blacks (18.7 percent), and Hispanics (15.7 percent) declined from
a year earlier, while the rate for Asians (9.9 percent) changed little.
(See tables 3 and 4.)

Overall, men continued to have higher work-experience unemployment rates in 2013 than
women, 13.5 percent versus 12.2 percent. Among whites, blacks, and Hispanics, the rates
for men were higher than the rates for women. Among Asians, the rates for men and women
were little different from each other.

Among those who experienced unemployment in 2013, the median number of weeks spent
looking for work was 17.9. The number of persons who looked for a job but did not work
at all in 2013 declined by 688,000 over the year to 4.8 million. Of the 16.1 million
individuals who worked during 2013 and also experienced unemployment, 20.7 percent had
two or more spells of joblessness, down slightly from 22.2 percent in 2012. (See table 3.)




Technical Note

   The data presented in this release were collected in the Annual Social and 
Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a 
monthly sample survey of about 60,000 eligible households, conducted by the U.S. 
Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data from the CPS 
are used to obtain the monthly estimates of the nation's employment and unemployment 
levels. The ASEC, conducted in the months of February through April, includes 
questions about work activity during the prior calendar year. For instance, data 
collected in 2014 refer to the 2013 calendar year. Because the reference period 
is a full year, the number of persons with some employment or unemployment greatly 
exceeds the average levels for any given month, which are based on a 1-week 
reference period, and the corresponding annual average of the monthly estimates. 
As shown below, for example, the number experiencing any unemployment was about 
twice the number unemployed in an average month during the year.


                                      Employed     Unemployed
  2013 estimates (in thousands)
   Annual average of
    monthly estimates                  143,929       11,460
   Annual supplement data              156,987       20,880


   In addition, estimates from the supplement differ from those obtained in the 
basic CPS because the questions used to classify workers as either employed or 
unemployed are different. More important, perhaps, is that the supplement contains 
fewer questions for categorizing respondents. In regard to unemployment in particular, 
the supplement has no questions on the type of job search activity or on the respondent's 
availability to work. Also, individuals can be counted as both employed and unemployed 
in the work experience supplement data, whereas, for a specific monthly reference 
week, each person is only counted in one category and employment activity takes 
precedence over job search activity.

   The 2013 data in this news release, collected in the 2014 ASEC, are based on fewer
sample responses than in recent years.  Approximately three-eighths of the 2014 CPS ASEC
sample was used to test redesigned questions on income and health insurance coverage; this
portion of the sample was not used to generate the estimates in this news release.

   The data presented in this release are not strictly comparable with data for 
earlier years due to the introduction of updated population controls used in
the CPS. The population controls are updated each year in January to reflect the 
latest information about population change. Additional information is available 
online at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

Reliability of the estimates

   Statistics based on the CPS are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error.
When a sample, rather than the entire population, is surveyed, there is a chance that
the sample estimates may differ from the true population values they represent. The 
component of this difference that occurs because samples differ by chance is known as 
sampling error, and its variability is measured by the standard error of the estimate. 
There is about a 90-percent chance, or level of confidence, that an estimate based on a 
sample will differ by no more than 1.6 standard errors from the true population value 
because of sampling error. BLS analyses are generally conducted at the 90-percent level 
of confidence.

   The CPS data also are affected by nonsampling error. Nonsampling error can occur 
for many reasons, including the failure to sample a segment of the population, inability 
to obtain information for all respondents in the sample, inability or unwillingness 
of respondents to provide correct information, and errors made in the collection or 
processing of the data.

   A discussion of the reliability of data from the CPS and information on estimating
standard errors is available at www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#reliability.

Concepts and definitions

   The principle concepts and definitions used in connection with the data in this 
release are described briefly below.

   Persons who worked. In the 2014 supplement, persons are considered to have worked 
if they responded "yes" to either the question "Did you work at a job or business at 
any time during 2013?" or "Did you do any temporary, part-time, or seasonal work even 
for a few days during 2013?"

   Unemployed persons. Persons who worked during the year but not in every week are 
counted as unemployed if they also reported looking for work or being on layoff from a 
job during the year. Those who reported no work activity during the year are considered 
unemployed if they responded "yes" to the question "Even though you did not work in 
2013, did you spend any time trying to find a job or on layoff?"

   Work-experience unemployment rate. The number of persons unemployed at some time 
during the year as a proportion of the number of persons who worked or looked for work 
during the year.

   Usual full- and part-time employment. These data refer to the number of hours an
employed person typically works during most weeks of the year. Workers are classified
as full time if they usually worked 35 hours or more in a week; part-time employment
refers to workers whose typical workweek was between 1 and 34 hours.

   Year-round and part-year employment. Workers are classified as year round if they
worked 50 to 52 weeks. Part-year employment refers to workers who worked fewer than 50 
weeks.

Other information

   Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals 
upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.





     Table 1.  Work experience of the population during the year by sex and extent of employment, 2012-13
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
                           Extent of employment                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                        Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
     Civilian noninstitutional population............................  244,993   247,258   118,202   119,395   126,791   127,863 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................  161,707   161,813    84,999    85,032    76,708    76,781 
         Percent of the population...................................     66.0      65.4      71.9      71.2      60.5      60.0 
       Total who worked during the year (1)..........................  156,194   156,987    82,143    82,590    74,051    74,397 
         Percent of the population...................................     63.8      63.5      69.5      69.2      58.4      58.2 
                                                                                                                                 
         Full time (2)...............................................  122,407   124,017    69,437    70,590    52,970    53,427 
           50 to 52 weeks............................................  102,296   105,043    58,304    60,031    43,992    45,012 
           48 to 49 weeks............................................    1,848     1,944     1,038     1,113       810       831 
           40 to 47 weeks............................................    5,391     4,903     2,944     2,580     2,447     2,324 
           27 to 39 weeks............................................    4,448     4,061     2,553     2,294     1,895     1,767 
           14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,711     4,829     2,585     2,780     2,126     2,049 
           1 to 13 weeks.............................................    3,713     3,238     2,013     1,793     1,700     1,445 
                                                                                                                                 
         Part time (3)...............................................   33,787    32,970    12,706    12,000    21,081    20,970 
           50 to 52 weeks............................................   17,487    17,144     6,197     5,857    11,291    11,287 
           48 to 49 weeks............................................      870       791       304       259       566       532 
           40 to 47 weeks............................................    2,831     2,971     1,062       963     1,768     2,008 
           27 to 39 weeks............................................    2,966     2,965     1,103     1,078     1,863     1,887 
           14 to 26 weeks............................................    4,858     4,596     1,927     1,871     2,930     2,725 
           1 to 13 weeks.............................................    4,776     4,502     2,112     1,972     2,663     2,530 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Percent distribution
                                                                                                                                 
     Total who worked during the year (1)............................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
                                                                                                                                 
       Full time (2).................................................     78.4      79.0      84.5      85.5      71.5      71.8 
         50 to 52 weeks..............................................     65.5      66.9      71.0      72.7      59.4      60.5 
         48 to 49 weeks..............................................      1.2       1.2       1.3       1.3       1.1       1.1 
         40 to 47 weeks..............................................      3.5       3.1       3.6       3.1       3.3       3.1 
         27 to 39 weeks..............................................      2.8       2.6       3.1       2.8       2.6       2.4 
         14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.0       3.1       3.1       3.4       2.9       2.8 
         1 to 13 weeks...............................................      2.4       2.1       2.5       2.2       2.3       1.9 
                                                                                                                                 
       Part time (3).................................................     21.6      21.0      15.5      14.5      28.5      28.2 
         50 to 52 weeks..............................................     11.2      10.9       7.5       7.1      15.2      15.2 
         48 to 49 weeks..............................................      0.6       0.5       0.4       0.3       0.8       0.7 
         40 to 47 weeks..............................................      1.8       1.9       1.3       1.2       2.4       2.7 
         27 to 39 weeks..............................................      1.9       1.9       1.3       1.3       2.5       2.5 
         14 to 26 weeks..............................................      3.1       2.9       2.3       2.3       4.0       3.7 
         1 to 13 weeks...............................................      3.1       2.9       2.6       2.4       3.6       3.4 

       1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
       2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
       3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
       NOTE: Data refer to persons 16 years and over. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of
       January data.




Table 2.  Work experience of the population during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
       Extent of employment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................  194,041   195,128    94,752    95,321    99,289    99,807 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................  128,903   128,796    69,027    68,872    59,876    59,924 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.4      66.0      72.8      72.3      60.3      60.0 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................  125,206   125,535    67,080    67,212    58,125    58,323 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.5      64.3      70.8      70.5      58.5      58.4 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     78.1      78.8      84.6      85.8      70.6      70.8 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     65.5      66.9      71.4      73.3      58.7      59.5 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      7.5       7.1       8.0       7.3       6.9       6.8 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.1       4.9       5.3       5.2       5.0       4.5 
           Part time (3).............................................     21.9      21.2      15.4      14.2      29.4      29.2 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.4      11.0       7.5       6.9      15.9      15.8 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      4.4       4.5       3.0       2.8       5.9       6.3 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.1       5.7       4.9       4.5       7.6       7.1 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   30,253    30,719    13,684    13,935    16,568    16,784 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   19,095    19,166     8,851     8,867    10,244    10,300 
           Percent of the population.................................     63.1      62.4      64.7      63.6      61.8      61.4 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   17,870    18,062     8,253     8,307     9,617     9,755 
           Percent of the population.................................     59.1      58.8      60.3      59.6      58.0      58.1 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     79.1      79.8      82.9      83.1      75.9      77.0 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     64.0      66.8      66.3      68.4      62.1      65.4 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.2       6.8       8.5       7.3       7.9       6.3 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.9       6.3       8.1       7.3       5.9       5.3 
           Part time (3).............................................     20.9      20.2      17.1      16.9      24.1      23.0 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.6      10.1       8.5       8.2      12.3      11.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       3.3       2.9       2.5       4.7       4.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.5       6.7       5.8       6.1       7.1       7.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   13,228    13,812     6,174     6,523     7,055     7,290 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................    8,830     9,043     4,627     4,832     4,203     4,211 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.7      65.5      75.0      74.1      59.6      57.8 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................    8,528     8,754     4,472     4,690     4,056     4,064 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.5      63.4      72.4      71.9      57.5      55.7 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     81.5      81.0      87.1      86.7      75.3      74.4 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     71.1      70.2      76.7      75.0      65.0      64.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      5.8       5.1       5.7       5.3       5.8       5.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.6       5.6       4.7       6.4       4.4       4.7 
           Part time (3).............................................     18.5      19.0      12.9      13.3      24.7      25.6 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     10.3      10.8       7.1       7.4      13.9      14.7 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.5       4.0       2.4       2.3       4.8       6.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      4.6       4.2       3.3       3.6       6.1       4.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Civilian noninstitutional population..........................   37,240    38,125    18,655    19,104    18,585    19,021 
         Total who worked or looked for work.........................   24,914    25,395    14,185    14,412    10,729    10,983 
           Percent of the population.................................     66.9      66.6      76.0      75.4      57.7      57.7 
         Total who worked during the year (1)........................   23,954    24,544    13,673    13,999    10,281    10,545 
           Percent of the population.................................     64.3      64.4      73.3      73.3      55.3      55.4 
                                                                                                                                 
         Percent who worked during the year (1)......................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
           Full time (2).............................................     78.6      79.6      84.3      85.5      71.0      71.9 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     63.7      65.7      68.3      71.1      57.6      58.5 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      8.8       8.2      10.1       9.1       7.2       7.0 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      6.1       5.7       6.0       5.3       6.2       6.3 
           Part time (3).............................................     21.4      20.4      15.7      14.5      29.0      28.1 
             50 to 52 weeks..........................................     11.7      11.0       8.4       7.5      16.1      15.6 
             27 to 49 weeks..........................................      3.9       3.9       2.9       2.7       5.2       5.5 
             1 to 26 weeks...........................................      5.8       5.5       4.4       4.4       7.7       7.0 

       1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
       2 Usually worked 35 hours or more per week.
       3 Usually worked 1 to 34 hours per week.
       NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
       table 1 because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be
       of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




Table 3.  Extent of unemployment during the year by sex, 2012-13
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
                          Extent of unemployment                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                        Numbers (in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Total who worked or looked for work.............................  161,707   161,813    84,999    85,032    76,708    76,781 
       Percent with unemployment.....................................     13.9      12.9      14.5      13.5      13.1      12.2 
                                                                                                                                 
       Total with unemployment.......................................   22,423    20,880    12,352    11,521    10,071     9,359 
         Did not work but looked for work............................    5,513     4,825     2,856     2,442     2,657     2,384 
           1 to 14 weeks.............................................    1,455     1,301       614       550       842       750 
           15 weeks or more..........................................    4,057     3,525     2,242     1,892     1,815     1,633 
                                                                                                                                 
         Worked during the year......................................   16,910    16,055     9,496     9,079     7,414     6,976 
           Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment..      464       462       309       259       155       203 
           Part-year workers (2) with unemployment...................   16,447    15,593     9,187     8,820     7,259     6,773 
             1 to 4 weeks............................................    2,242     2,384     1,178     1,224     1,064     1,160 
             5 to 10 weeks...........................................    2,349     2,167     1,362     1,229       987       938 
             11 to 14 weeks..........................................    2,174     2,032     1,242     1,126       933       907 
             15 to 26 weeks..........................................    4,709     4,485     2,714     2,605     1,995     1,881 
             27 weeks or more........................................    4,972     4,524     2,692     2,636     2,280     1,888 
                                                                                                                                 
                 Median weeks of unemployment for all workers........     18.4      17.9      18.1      18.7      18.8      16.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                 With 2 spells or more of unemployment...............    3,761     3,319     2,326     2,064     1,435     1,254 
                   2 spells..........................................    1,730     1,606     1,002       948       727       658 
                   3 spells or more..................................    2,031     1,713     1,324     1,117       707       596 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                         Percent distribution
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
     Did not work but looked for work................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       1 to 14 weeks.................................................     26.4      27.0      21.5      22.5      31.7      31.5 
       15 weeks or more..............................................     73.6      73.0      78.5      77.5      68.3      68.5 
                                                                                                                                 
     Worked during the year..........................................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
       Year-round workers (1) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment......      2.7       2.9       3.3       2.9       2.1       2.9 
       Part-year workers (2) with unemployment.......................     97.3      97.1      96.7      97.1      97.9      97.1 
         1 to 4 weeks................................................     13.3      14.9      12.4      13.5      14.3      16.6 
         5 to 10 weeks...............................................     13.9      13.5      14.3      13.5      13.3      13.4 
         11 to 14 weeks..............................................     12.9      12.7      13.1      12.4      12.6      13.0 
         15 to 26 weeks..............................................     27.8      27.9      28.6      28.7      26.9      27.0 
         27 weeks or more............................................     29.4      28.2      28.3      29.0      30.8      27.1 
                                                                                                                                 
                   With 2 spells or more of unemployment.............     22.2      20.7      24.5      22.7      19.4      18.0 
                     2 spells........................................     10.2      10.0      10.6      10.4       9.8       9.4 
                     3 spells or more................................     12.0      10.7      13.9      12.3       9.5       8.5 

       1 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
       2 Worked less than 50 weeks.
       NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




Table 4.  Extent of unemployment during the year by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, 2012-13

     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                             Total               Men                 Women       
      Extent of unemployment, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                             
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                         2012      2013      2012      2013      2012      2013  
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  WHITE                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................  128,903   128,796    69,027    68,872    59,876    59,924 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     12.8      12.1      13.6      12.7      11.9      11.5 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................   16,534    15,579     9,388     8,715     7,146     6,864 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    3,698     3,261     1,947     1,660     1,751     1,601 
           Worked during the year....................................   12,836    12,318     7,442     7,055     5,395     5,263 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.6      17.3      17.4      17.9      18.0      16.3 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.9       3.1       3.5       3.1       2.2       3.0 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.1      96.9      96.5      96.9      97.8      97.0 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     13.9      15.5      12.7      13.6      15.6      18.0 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     27.5      26.6      28.4      26.8      26.3      26.3 
               15 weeks or more......................................     55.6      54.9      55.4      56.5      55.9      52.7 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     23.2      21.2      25.5      23.3      20.0      18.3 
                                                                                                                                 
                        BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN                                                                                
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   19,095    19,166     8,851     8,867    10,244    10,300 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     20.6      18.7      21.9      21.0      19.5      16.7 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    3,936     3,579     1,936     1,858     2,000     1,721 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................    1,225     1,104       598       560       627       544 
           Worked during the year....................................    2,712     2,475     1,338     1,298     1,374     1,176 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     21.6      21.5      21.6      22.7      21.6      20.4 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      2.0       2.2       1.9       2.6       2.1       1.7 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     98.0      97.8      98.1      97.4      97.9      98.3 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................      9.4      10.8       9.9      11.4       9.0      10.3 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     24.6      23.9      24.3      21.6      24.9      26.4 
               15 weeks or more......................................     64.0      63.1      63.9      64.4      64.0      61.6 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     18.8      18.9      19.3      21.6      18.2      15.9 
                                                                                                                                 
                                  ASIAN                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................    8,830     9,043     4,627     4,832     4,203     4,211 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     10.6       9.9      10.3      10.1      10.9       9.8 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................      933       898       476       486       457       412 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      302       289       156       142       146       147 
           Worked during the year....................................      631       609       320       345       311       264 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     17.4      17.6      17.5      19.5      17.3      14.8 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      3.0       2.5       4.2       1.5       1.6       3.7 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     97.0      97.5      95.8      98.5      98.4      96.3 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     16.6      18.7      17.9      16.9      15.3      21.1 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     25.3      24.0      22.6      22.6      28.0      25.7 
               15 weeks or more......................................     55.2      54.9      55.3      59.0      55.1      49.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     19.0      16.5      21.9      18.2      16.0      14.2 
                                                                                                                                 
                       HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY                                                                              
                                                                                                                                 
       Total who worked or looked for work...........................   24,914    25,395    14,185    14,412    10,729    10,983 
         Percent with unemployment...................................     17.3      15.7      18.2      16.3      16.0      14.9 
                                                                                                                                 
         Total with unemployment.....................................    4,304     3,988     2,585     2,354     1,720     1,634 
           Did not work but looked for work..........................      960       851       512       413       448       438 
           Worked during the year....................................    3,345     3,137     2,073     1,941     1,272     1,196 
                                                                                                                                 
             Median weeks of unemployment for all workers............     18.1      18.7      16.9      18.3      20.2      19.4 
                                                                                                                                 
           Percent who worked during the year (1)....................    100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0 
             Year-round workers (2) with 1 or 2 weeks of unemployment      3.2       2.2       3.9       2.3       1.9       1.9 
             Part-year workers (3) with unemployment.................     96.8      97.8      96.1      97.7      98.1      98.1 
               1 to 4 weeks..........................................     14.0      14.3      12.6      13.3      16.2      16.1 
               5 to 14 weeks.........................................     26.1      24.2      29.2      25.8      20.9      21.6 
               15 weeks or more......................................     56.8      59.3      54.2      58.6      61.0      60.4 
                                                                                                                                 
                     With 2 spells or more of unemployment...........     22.9      22.8      24.5      22.2      20.1      23.7 

       1 Time worked includes paid vacation and sick leave.
       2 Worked 50 or 51 weeks.
       3 Worked less than 50 weeks.
       NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals shown in
       table 3 because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be
       of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.




Last Modified Date: December 16, 2014
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